Whangarei Falls, Whangarei

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Marvel at the cascading water and lush native bush of Whangarei Falls. The dramatic waterfall plunges 26.3 m (86.3 ft) over basalt cliffs, creating an impressive spectacle that can be enjoyed from three viewing platforms. Two circular walking routes surround the falls, allowing you to take them in from various angles. The Whangarei Falls loop spans just 1 km (0.6 mi) and takes around 30 minutes, while the Sands Road loop stretches 4.8 km (3 mi) and should take approximately three hours. Bear in mind that both walks involve crossing a bridge with no handrail, which may make some visitors nervous. Though neither route is particularly strenuous, comfortable walking shoes are advisable. A picnic area and restrooms are located by the parking lot. Make Whangarei Falls a centerpiece of your Whangarei vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Whangarei travel planner.
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  • Super moon. Nice walk around it. Walking also the young kauri, if you're running well over 30 m, otherwise 2u like us.
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  • Very Impressive Waterfall. Easy walk to and from the Waterfall. You can park at the top of the falls and walk down. Very good viewing platforms available at the top of the falls.  more »
  • You can walk to the falls from Whangarei and from A H Reed memorial park, or you can simply park at the falls. Not the oat spectacular waterfalls but very pretty all the same and worth a trip. If you ...  more »
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  • Well maintained foot paths and bridges that can't help being damn and a little muddy at times after weeks of rain. Beautiful area and really short walk down to the base of the falls. Plenty of grass before the walk down to have picnics.
  • Beautiful falls n bushwalks are good not wheelchair access only to public toilets.
  • Water is less than ideal for swimming, apparently. But beautiful park with a picnic table here and there.
  • Nice little bush walk. Great for the small time hiker.
  • Great nature walks out to the kauri tree boardwalks. Swim hole on the way, swing was damaged last time I visited. 40 minute round hike. Careful of leaving valuables in your car up here, have had friends who've had stuff stolen and people have sat on my motorbike and fiddled with the controls before too. Gorgeous on a shaded summer day, but can get quite popular. Still a mystery to this day whether the signs on the posts were eels or arrows. Let me know if you find out!

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